Dead or Alive 5 was released in September 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and the following year two new editions were launched and they extended and improved the original in many ways. First Dead or Alive 5 Plus for PlayStation Vita, then Ultimate Dead or Alive 5 for PS3 and X360, so far the most complete edition of the game, but add characters, settings and game modes, improved gameplay intelligently.
With Dead or Alive 5: Last Round we are in the final edition of the fifth installment of the saga, and the truth but also goes for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (only in digital format), the real justification for this new version is reached by first to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (computer has been delayed until March 30, with its online multiplayer will not arrive until three months after launch) because it includes far fewer novelties which introduced Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, which itself was a major leap forward in every way.
In addition to improved graphics, first to 1080p resolution and 60fps maintaining impeccable and subtle improvements in the characters and scenarios, the main novelties of this version are two new characters, which has a total of 34 fighters, the largest roster ever seen in a Dead or Alive, a couple of new scenarios - adding a total of 26, over 300 costumes in previous versions were paid downloadable content, and new customization options, like hairstyles and glasses. Therefore, there is nothing new in what refers to the game modes and gameplay, although in theory have made minor adjustments to balance between characters, that only the most dedicated fans will appreciate.
The new fighters are Raidou, the final boss of the first Dead or Alive Resurrecting for the occasion equipped with cybernetic parts, a powerful and complete characters and Honoka, a young lolita as much likes the Japanese, who has the dubious privilege of having the largest breast size all fighters game, and combining movements of different fighters, which gives it a fighting style somewhat peculiar, quite difficult to master.
The two new scenarios are retrieved from previous installments, completely remastered, such as street The Crimson, divided into two sections, which becomes the great Dear or Alive 2, and The Danger Zone, a classic that returns the first installment of the series a kind of elevator panels explosives outside the central area, causing additional damage every time a wrestler is thrown to the ground. Besides this Dead or Alive 5: Last Round includes an infinity of DLC from both the Dear or Alive 5 original as the Ultimate version, so the customization options are enormous.
The list of pack of suits is as follows: Player's Swimwear, Hotties Swimwear Santa Costumes, Cheerleader, Round 3 Costumes - Uniforms, Round 3 Costumes - Gym Class, Round 3 Special Costumes, Costume Pack Round 1, Kitty Pack, What a Character , Special Set, Angels, Devils, DOATEC Divas, China Pack, Special September 3, Formal Wear, Fighter Pack, Legacy Costumes, Sports Gear, Intimate Costumes, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate costumes, Casual Collection Vol. 1, 2, Santa's Helper Costumes , Yaiba Costumes, totaling over 300 costumes we have to unlock playing. And if we had already acquired some DLC on PS3 and X360 versions and are not included in Last Round, we can import them to PS4 PS3 and X360 for Xbox One.
In addition, and as a unique feature of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, there are now new hairstyles and accessories like glasses that can be selected easily and preview the character selection menu, which was previously a bit hidden, having to press a particular button.
Otherwise everything is as it was in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, and has not added new game modes and gameplay has been retouched. We have a story mode, more elaborate than in other fighting games thanks to many cutscenes, but still enough for fans of the series, something that could be improved. Modes Versus, Arcade, Time Attack, Survival and Combat Team and a complete training, especially the Tutorial, which first included in the version of PlayStation Vita, and that seems an example to other fighting games mode.
In online modes have Bout classification, either solo or in teams, and Combat meeting point with lobbyists for up to 16 players. We have to say that the version listed above, PlayStation 4, the few online battles we could have worked very well play after a patch that was released a few hours ago.
As for the graphics, perhaps because they still barely have enjoyed fighting games designed from scratch for the new consoles, we were surprised how good it looks and maintains the type Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One who is make major changes from previous versions, and untapped all new hardware, it looks great. 1080p and 60fps are perfect for a fighting game, and detailed modeling of the fighters, and effects like the beads of sweat on his body, look better than ever in the new generation. Yes, even the physical breasts have been improved, but we are not so "come out" as we are awakened to this improvement.
We have to remember that along with the physical and digital version of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round for PS4 and Xbox One, which goes on sale for about 40 euros, is also a free-to-play version, which includes four characters is launched for free (Kasumi, Ayane, Ryu Hayabusa and Hayate), and almost all game modes, including online, unless Story mode, which can be purchased separately. Each character separately cost about four euros, and the truth is that it seems a great idea for people to try the almost complete game and find out if he likes it or not.
A great fighting game for the new consoles
But maybe the series Dead or Alive is in the shadow of other giants of the genre and has such high esteem, over the years has always maintained a level between good and excellent, and the Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, despite its shortcomings, it is a great fighting game, very complete, full of possibilities and contents. With graphics that not be true next generation look great, if you're craving get their hands on a fighting game for your new console, and do not want to wait any longer to arrive major proposals of the genre for the next-gen, this title is a very good option and for sure you will not regret it.